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Hello, how are you today? So you are wondering if it would be illegal for the lawyer to sue a former client?
Ok. The answer to your question is that it is a conflict of interest to represent a new client against an old client, if the matter to which the lawyer is going to sue the individual arises from the same or similar occurrence. What did the lawyer represent the "mistress" in?
She was the "mistress's" lawyer in her divorce several years ago.
I understand. That would be a conflict or interest, and in order to represent your future ex-wife, she would need to get the consent of the "mistress"
Thank you. That is what I thought, but I wanted to make sure.
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